|The gap on the top is the one from where the baby tooth was extracted.|
There is a permanent tooth sitting inside that tooth hole which needs to be pulled down..
After that, a kind of a rubbery-band was placed on the permanent tooth. A bracket could not be placed on this tooth yet like the ones on the other teeth because only a VERY SMALL portion of this tooth was visible right now and the typical brackets usually require space. So a temporary rubbery-like something was attached on this tooth and it was tied by archwire to the brackets on the teeth on its sides. This would produce a tension from the brackets on the sides of the tooth and that would, eventually, pull the permanent tooth down over time.
So after the pull-down setup was done, this is how it looked.
|Am not sure if you can see the permanent tooth there, but it's right there - being pulled down by the archwire.|
This is gonna be a long process.
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The process of tooth development in which the teeth enter the mouth and become visible is called tooth eruption - wikipedia. Typically the tooth eruption of both the baby teeth and the permanent teeth has a natural schedule. But in my case, with the baby tooth having stayed for longer than normal, the eruption of the permanent tooth is now being done with artificial means.